So, a nice summer dish… you think burgers, right?? Well, also, do you have some extra guacamole and no chips left?? Onions, and don’t have a recipe to put them in? (Yeah, me neither… lol, but that’s ok). Want a summer meal that won’t take forever, but tastes AMAZING??? Make these cowboy burgers!! I got rave reviews from my brother and husband… and I even loved them!! DELISH!
Balsamic Sauteed Onions:
1/2 onion cut into large pieces
1/4 tsp minced garlic
2 TB balsamic vinegar
2 TB olive oil
Sautee all above ingredients until onions are caramelized and soft
1.5 lbs. ground beef (I used 85/15, but you can use a leaner beef if you’d like)
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
1/2 TB chili powder
1 TB BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
Stir all above ingredients together and form into patties (where you make the inside of the burger thinner than the outside… see Rachael Ray’s tutorial on how to shape a burger patty!!) and set aside.
When ready to make, either put onto a hot grill, or do as I do: pop them on a heated up and salted GRILL PAN!!! I just “grilled” them for about 4 min per side, and right before I took them off the grill, I topped them with my cheese of choice, made sure it melted, and then took off and placed onto the bun. Then, I topped that with the onions, guacamole, and placed the 2nd half of the bun and ENJOYED!!!! DELICIOUS!
Ho1memade French Fries:
5 Yukon Gold potatoes cut into THIN fries. I left the skin on
1 tsp. garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste
2 TB olive oil (drizzled over potatoes)
1 TB chopped rosemary
After cutting potatoes into small fries, soak in cold water. When ready to bake, drain water, and toss with all above seasonings and put onto a greased pan and toss again. Make sure it’s just a single layer of fries. Bake at 450 in a PREHEATED oven for 15 min. If not crispy enough, put back into the oven for 5-8 min on LOW BROIL to crisp them up! And then ENJOY! (Toss around half way thru)
Check out my recipe in this previous post: https://dancinandcookininthekitchen.com/2014/06/02/sunday-lunch/
These burgers turned out so juicy and delicious, and were very quick to put together! I, for some reason, never realized how easy burgers were!!! WINNER!!
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